Lucy Griffith is Berkeley High student whose entertainment writing and features appear in the BHS Jacket. In her free time, she plays piano and competitive soccer, and can be found at K's ordering morning bagels.
Interim Principal Tonia Coleman reflects on goals for the year
Tonia Coleman is the interim Berkeley High School principal for the fall semester. She previously served as a vice principal under Juan Raygoza who is on paternity leave until January. Coleman has worked with Raygoza since she got hired six years ago. “I learned from him every day,” said Coleman. “His decisions are student centered
Berkeley High students reflect on Bidenís reelection campaign
On Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2023, U.S. president Joe Biden announced his 2024 presidential reelection campaign through a promotional video on Youtube. Any Berkeley High School student born on or before November 5th, 2006 will be eligible to vote for the first time in the 2024 presidential election.
BHS robotics takes seventh place at international competition
On April 19, the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology international robotics competition kicked off in Houston, Texas. The Berkeley High School Robotics Team, Team Berkelium, qualified for the final round of the competition among the top 28 teams in the world, and ranked seventh place among international competitorss.
People's Park case awaits court decision
In the ongoing controversy over the People’s Park project, construction has come to a halt indefinitely, and will not resume until the legal battle is resolved.
Gas app captures short-lived attention of social media users
“See who likes you,” is the app description for Gas, a free app targeting high schoolers interested in popularity. It was released to iPhone users in August of 2022, but only during mid-November did it gain popularity at Berkeley High School.
Students experience lunch alone at BHS
Lunch at Berkeley High School is a sacred time, being only 40 minutes long. Students often go off campus to enjoy a plethora of food options with friends while others choose to eat alone.
Halloween's evolution from kids to teens
Is there another holiday that encapsulates growing up like Halloween does? As kids grow up, the costumes, activities, and meanings of the holiday shift dramatically. As children, it’s common to dress up in imaginative and colorful costumes, and kids parade around their elementary schools, showing their outfits off and making crafts in class.
924 Gilman club rocks across generations
924 Gilman is an all-ages club that has been open for 35 years and is a generational staple for the Berkeley community. The decades of stickers in the bathrooms and street art covering the walls recall the voices of past performers and attendees.